This NASA SBIR Phase I proposal presents a cost effective solution of laser additive manufacturing system for SiC mirror support architecture with integrated functions of AM & SM, in-process inspection, and feedback control, by using a single pulsed fiber laser. It is the enabling technology for manufacturing high strength SiC mirror supporting structure. With our successful history in AM and SM processing, this proposal has a great potential to succeed. A proof of concept demonstration will be carried out and samples will be delivered at the end of Phase 1. Prototype of the proposed system in compliant with the small engine requirement will be delivered at the end of Phase II.
In addition to NASA’s SiC support structure manufacturing, the proposed high power fiber laser AM system can be used in other applications, such as space vehicle, ship, aircraft, and satellite manufacturing. PolarOnyx will develop a series of products to meet various requirements for commercial/military deployments.
- 3D printing uses various technologies for building the products for all kinds of applications from foods, toys to rockets and cars. The global market is projected to reach US$44 billion by year 2025.
- Medical devices and biomedical instrumentation, which consists of surgical and infection control devices, general medical devices, cardiovascular, home healthcare, and other devices.